Readings in Russian Civilization, Volume 2: Imperial Russia, by Thomas, Editor Riha

By Thomas, Editor Riha

"This new and enlarged model of Readings in Russian Civilization is the results of particularly vast revisions. There are actually seventy two rather than sixty four goods; 20 of the choices are new. the 1st quantity has gone through the least swap with three new goods, of which 2 look in English for the 1st time. within the moment quantity there are 6 new goods; them all seem in English for the 1st time. The 3rd quantity has gone through the best revision, with eleven new goods, of which 6 are newly translated from the Russian. it's the editor's desire that goods skipped over within the new version are not sorely ignored, and that the recent choices will come in useful and illuminating. the purpose, all through, has been to hide parts of data and sessions which were overlooked within the first variation, and to incorporate themes that are vital within the learn of the Russian previous and present."The bibliographical headnotes were enlarged, with the end result that there at the moment are nearly two times as many entries as within the outdated version. New citations comprise not just works that have seemed considering that 1963, but in addition older books and articles that have come to the editor's attention."—From the Editor's Preface". . . a sensible mixture of seminal works and more moderen commentaries that achieves the editor's objective of stimulating interest and constructing some extent of view."—C. Bickford O'Brien, The Russian Review"These 3 volumes conceal particularly good the most sessions of Russian civilization. the alternative of the articles and different fabric is made via a reliable and independent scholar."—Ivan A. Lopatin, Professor of Asian and Slavic reports, collage of Southern California

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By Thomas, Editor Riha

"This new and enlarged model of Readings in Russian Civilization is the results of particularly vast revisions. There are actually seventy two rather than sixty four goods; 20 of the choices are new. the 1st quantity has gone through the least swap with three new goods, of which 2 look in English for the 1st time. within the moment quantity there are 6 new goods; them all seem in English for the 1st time. The 3rd quantity has gone through the best revision, with eleven new goods, of which 6 are newly translated from the Russian. it's the editor's desire that goods skipped over within the new version are not sorely ignored, and that the recent choices will come in useful and illuminating. the purpose, all through, has been to hide parts of data and sessions which were overlooked within the first variation, and to incorporate themes that are vital within the learn of the Russian previous and present."The bibliographical headnotes were enlarged, with the end result that there at the moment are nearly two times as many entries as within the outdated version. New citations comprise not just works that have seemed considering that 1963, but in addition older books and articles that have come to the editor's attention."—From the Editor's Preface". . . a sensible mixture of seminal works and more moderen commentaries that achieves the editor's objective of stimulating interest and constructing some extent of view."—C. Bickford O'Brien, The Russian Review"These 3 volumes conceal particularly good the most sessions of Russian civilization. the alternative of the articles and different fabric is made via a reliable and independent scholar."—Ivan A. Lopatin, Professor of Asian and Slavic reports, collage of Southern California

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There are several biographies of Radishchev: Alexander Radishchev: The First Russwn Humanist, by Boris Evgeniev; The First Russian Radical, by David Lang; A Russian Philosophe, by Allen McConnell; and The Philosophical Ideas oj Alexander Radishchev by Jesse Clardy. ), History oj Russian Economic Thought, pp. 549-646, for an extended Soviet analysis; see also Allen McConnell, "Soviet Images of Radishchev's Journey from St. Petersburg to Moscow," Slavic and East European Journal, Spring, 1963. Two studies of Russian thought which examine Radishchev are Vasily Zenkovsky's A History oj Russian Philosophy, Vol.

Catherine had the right to be dissatisfied with certain individual developments, but she could not help admitting that the general goal for which she had created the Commission, had been achieved. "The Legislative Commission," she said in one of her notes, "having met, gave me insight and information about the entire empire with which we have to deal and about which we should care. It g~thered all the laws and analyzed the materials, and would have done more of this had not the Turkish war begun.

The Peasants generally have twelve, fifteen, and even twenty Chil· dren by one Marriage; but it rarely happens, that one Fourtk of these ever attains to the Age of Maturity. There must therefore he some Fault, either in their Nourriture, in their Way of Living, or Method of Education, which occasions this prodigious Loss, and disappoints the Hopes of the Empire. How flourishing would the State of this Empire be, if we could but ward oft, or pre- vent this fatal Evil by proper Regulations! 267. You must add to this, that two Hundred Years are now elapsed, since a Disease unknown to our Ancestors was imported from America, and hurried on the Destruction of the human Race.

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